Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mets-och-ism (Or how to tell if you are a Metsochist)

Do you have season tickets to Mets games at Citi Field?

Do you watch Mets games beyond the ninth inning, even when you have to get up for work at 6 a.m. the next morning?

Despite being of otherwise sane mind and fully cognizant of the Mets record and history, do you still watch every game and not-so-secretly hope they will win, even when Johan Santana gives up six runs in the first inning?

Then you, my friend, are a Metsochist -- and suffer from Metsochism.

1 : a sports-related perversion characterized by pleasure in being subjected to pain or humiliation on a nightly (or daily) basis by one's baseball team
2 : pleasure in being abused or dominated : a taste for suffering

— Mets·och·ist (noun): one who takes part in Metsochism

— Mets·och·is·tic (adjective)

— Mets·och·is·ti·cal·ly (adverb)

Sadly, as far as I know, there is no cure.

Go Mets!


Anonymous said...

...I am also a Jetsaholic...moving didn't help. Just a glutton...

J. said...

I'm a Jetsaholic too! (I think the two are related.) Just over six weeks 'til kickoff!

Anonymous said...

Mets, Jets and NY Rangers fans all have a sinking feeling -- even in times of great prosperity -- that the other end of the shoe is about to drop. Could it be that each of these franchises could be described as the OTHER franchise in the big city? Meaning an inferiority complex is built into its DNA?

Powaqqatsi said...

Be thankful your not a Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Cavaliers fan!!

Kendor said...

I love my teams, except when I hate my teams :-) The amazing thing about sports as your team is guaranteed to break your heart. The Mets, Jets and Giants always sucker me in, but inevitably kill me by not delivering... at some point they are all bums. So yes I'm Metsochist and no matter how much I vow to stay away, get suckered back in in hopes that they will redeem themselves.